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What's the best way to treat my fear of flying?

What's the best way to treat my fear of flying?

There is no best way: Treatment depends on severity of the fear and the availability and cost of treatment. There a number of organizations that provide support at little or no cost. Access to treatment is a factor as well.Desensitization treatment is well recognized as an effective intervention.Some treatment can't even get started without some medication.That combination eventually allows meds to gradually stop. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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How do I get rid of fear of growing old?

Fear of aging: Its not so much growing old as deteriorating therefore there are things that can be done to stay vital and youthful actually exercising and eating right and staying out of the sun will affect how you feel and keep you fit - its possible to be in better shape in your fifties than twenty year olds. Work it! also 90% of outward signs of aging are from the sun, so dont! alcohol and drugs - bad! ...Read more

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How can I get over a fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How could i cure my fear of flying?

Pteromerhanophobia: Consider Cognitive Behavior, Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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What can be done for fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-your family physician should be able to provide a referral to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What should I do about my fear of flying?

Knowledge: For many, fear comes from not knowing. Knowledge will many times alleviate fear. As such, some airlines offer programs to help those with a fear of flying. These hands-on programs basically provide you with greater knowledge of the safety of air travel, giving you an opportunity to sit in an airplane, see the cockpit, etc. These were more popular pre 9-11, but still may be available. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat my fear of flying?

There is no best way: Treatment depends on severity of the fear and the availability and cost of treatment. There a number of organizations that provide support at little or no cost. Access to treatment is a factor as well.Desensitization treatment is well recognized as an effective intervention.Some treatment can't even get started without some medication.That combination eventually allows meds to gradually stop. ...Read more

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What can I do in order to fly if I have a huge fear of flying?

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Talk to someone: The best place to start is to talk with your doctor, they can recommend a counselor or a behavioral medicine specialist for you to talk to about techniques to deal with your fears. There are effective programs that can help you. As a last resort, a limited amount of a anti-anxiety medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How can I get over a fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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